Luxury Glamping Comes to Glenwood Canyon Resort

Defined as glamorous camping, “glamping” is an accommodations style that melds closeness to nature with comfort amenities. Above all, though, glamping is an experience—one that’s now available at Glenwood Canyon Resort near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Outdoor adventure and creature comforts are not mutually exclusive at Glenwood Canyon Resort, where overnight lodging now includes glamping options. Glenwood Canyon Resort, the only camping resort located along the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon, is adding luxury glamping tents which will be available to book for summer 2019.

“We are always looking for innovative ways to enhance the camping travel experience for our guests,” Kathy Schneider, co-owner of Glenwood Canyon Resort, said. “Our cabins and cottages have been a wildly popular choice, especially for families. We anticipate the glamping tents will be a hit with couples who want a Colorado camping experience with an element of romance.”

What to Expect from Luxury Glamping in Glenwood Canyon

Indeed, the resort’s glamping tents provide a cozy nest for two in an unmatched setting. Built on a wooden platform beneath tall trees with a view of the Rocky Mountains and soaring cliffs, the large canvas tents feature French doors which you can throw open to the outdoors or shut for privacy. A luxurious king-sized bed is the focal point of the space, with linens, pillows, and towels provided. There’s also a desk and living room area; electrical outlets and nearby wifi hotspot make it easy to recharge and stay connected. No need to worry about a spike in summer temps either—the resort’s glamping tents are air-conditioned for maximum comfort.

Enjoy your morning coffee or an after-dinner drink on the elevated deck of your glamping tent, where outdoor furniture invites you to kick back and watch the world go by. A firepit and picnic table at each glamping site is the perfect spot for iconic camping activities—roasting marshmallows and enjoying an al fresco meal. The bathhouse has facilities and showers for men and women and is located conveniently close nearby.

What to Do on Your Glamping Trip

Spend the daytime hours exploring Glenwood Canyon or nearby Glenwood Springs. Sign up for on-site activities at the Adventure Center. Rafting season is in full swing and the resort is currently booking both full and half-day rafting trips. Ziplining and the High Ropes Adventure Course are also on the property and can be combined with rafting for added value and savings. Ideal for hiking or biking, the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail passes right by the resort; go for a simple stroll or miles of pedaling.

If hiking to Hanging Lake is on your itinerary, remember to make reservations in advance. The new permitting and shuttle system require some planning but will enhance the hiking experience by reducing the number of visitors to the well-loved National Natural Landmark.

Feel free to pack a cooler with your favorite drinks and snacks, though you can always pop into the on-site restaurant, the No Name Bar & Grill for lunch or dinner. Pull up a chair on the deck for great views and tasty food, including appetizers, salads, burgers or even ribs, plus roasted chicken, grilled salmon or pork loin!

Just because you’re camping, it doesn’t mean you have to rough it. Make your Glenwood Canyon Resort glamping reservations today.

Things to Do in Glenwood Springs in Spring & Summer

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With the arrival of warmer days, the variety of things to do in Glenwood Springs, Colorado grows, especially for those staying at Glenwood Canyon Resort, the only camping and overnight accommodations in scenic Glenwood Canyon.

Rising temps not only warm the earth and foster the budding of native trees, shrubs and flowers along the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon, but longer days also provide increased opportunities for recreating and relaxing at Glenwood Canyon Resort — the premier riverside Colorado camping and cabin destination located just minutes from Glenwood Springs.

“We follow nature’s lead,” Glenwood Canyon Resort Co-owner Kathy Schneider said. “Glenwood Canyon wakes up in the spring and so does the Resort when activities like rafting and ziplining are back in play.” With the Colorado River flowing literally just steps away, water sports are a prime pastime at the camping and cabin resort, but a spike in temps also opens other possibilities for outdoor fun.

On-Site: Colorado River Rafting

Making reservations for your Colorado rafting trip couldn’t be any easier, especially for those staying at Glenwood Canyon Resort. Defiance Rafting operates on site and offers several options for whitewater thrills. Half-day trips are the most popular choice. This paddling adventure has it all—raucous rapids, laid-back floats and stunning scenery.

On-Site: Ziplining & High Ropes Adventures

Not all river fun takes place in the water—some flies high above it! For an adrenaline-pumping good time, Colorado Adventure Center offers several options, such as an Express Zip for fast fun and a Happy Hour Zip Ride that includes a post-zip food and drink discount. The Resort’s high ropes course is another option that’s fun for all ages. Test your balance and bravery!

Nearby: Hiking in Glenwood Canyon

The Jess Weaver Trail located just off-property follows No Name Creek. The tough granite rock here makes it a popular destination for climbers too. Grizzly Creek Trail is renowned for its creek-side picnic spots. The most notable trail is the one to Hanging Lake. As of May 1, 2019, permits are required for hiking. The new reservations system is easy to navigate and will help preserve this natural wonder for future generations.

Nearby: Biking in Glenwood Canyon

The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path is a 16-mile-long multi-use trail that connects Glenwood Canyon Resort with Glenwood Springs and all the sights and stops within the canyon itself. Pedal the entire length or just a portion. The paved trail follows the contours of Colorado River; it’s ideal for both road biking and mountain biking.

Nearby: Hot Springs Soaking

No visit to the area would be complete without a hot springs experience —Glenwood Springs has three to choose from: Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, a historic hot spring known as the world’s largest; Iron Mountain Hot Springs, which features 16 soaking pools of varying temperatures; and the Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves, home to the rare phenomenon of underground, vapor-filled caverns.

Even More Nearby

Need more suggestions to round out your spring and summer itinerary? Add in the following as time allows: Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, a Glenwood Vaudeville Revue show, massage and spa treatments and a guided fishing trip; there’s also an array of choices for dining and shopping.

Learn more and reserve your tent, RV camping site or cabin (and soon glamping accommodations) at Glenwood Canyon Resort today.